Codeguru Update eNewsletter - July 28th, 2009 Network
Tuesday July 28, 2009

This Week's Topics

Comments from the Editor

Welcome to another week of the Codeguru newsletter. We have a few new articles, a new video, and of course, tons of new forum posts. It is a crazy busy time, so rather than ramble for a few paragraphs, I'll simply invite you to come on over to the forums if you aren't already there!

Until next week...

Bradley L. Jones

Recently Published Books

For those of you keeping up by reading books. The following are just a few of the new books that have been recently released. If you've read any of these, feel free to write a review to be posted on CodeGuru. See the submission guidelines.

SQL Server 2008 Business Intelligence Development and Maintenance
By Veerman, Lachev, and Sarka for Microsoft Press
688 pages for $69.99
Self-Paced Training Kit - MCTS Exam 70-448

Windows Essential Business Server 2008 Administrator's Companion
By Mackin and Russel for Microsoft Press
750 pages for $49.99 (Hardbound)

New & Updated Articles on CodeGuru

Following are short descriptions of new articles on CodeGuru. If you are interested in submitting your own article for inclusion on the site, then you will find guidelines here.

VIDEO: Intro to Microsoft CCR
By Jeffrey Juday -
In this screencast Jeffrey Juday shows us what CCR is and how it handles concurrency issues in your .NET applications while simplifying Asynchronous messaging.

Forms (Dialogs) Customization Based on Moveable / Resizable Elements
By Sergey Andreyev -
Discover how to design user-driven applications

Declarative Programming Style
By Tomas Petricek -
Learn about two properties of functional languages that together define the overall style of writing functional code.

Create an ActiveX using a Csharp Usercontrol
By Andreas Verhamme -
How to register a Csharp Usercontrol as ActiveX (properties, methods, events)

Discussion Groups

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Forums include Visual C++, General C++, Visual Basic, Java, General Technology, C#, ASP.NET, XML, Help Wanted, and much, much, more!


INT Function Rounding Problems (VB 6)

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Make an OS in C++??? (C++)

New Articles on

Performance Improvements: Caching
Caching can greatly improve performance but it can also lull you into a false sense of security. In some cases it can even make the performance worse. If you haven't already, then now is the time to learn the issues and limitations of caching so that you can truly improve performance.

Building Responsive .NET Applications with Microsoft Concurrency and Coordination Runtime (CCR)
In this article, Jeffrey Juday demonstrates how CCR can work with the .NET Ping class APM functions.

Assembling "New" Service Based Solutions from Existing Services
This article demonstrates how an enterprise can improve time to market without sacrificing quality when offering new services: by leveraging investments made in existing services, incorporating best practices, and adopting a level of standardization.

A Pagination Technique Using Spring
The Spring Framework provides a convenient method for implementing server-side pagination of result sets out of the box.

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